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Thanks everyone. Glad you could join me. Short report on the website now and full report with pics and reaction in The Argus tomorrow. I'm not at Yorkshire or Taunton next week so join me for T20 finals day a week on Saturday
10:17pm Wed 15 Aug 12
Well, that was good! Thanks Steve.
WICKET. Nash bowls Patel and it's all over. Bears out for 182. Sussex win by 17 and go top of group C
DROP. Wright drops Wright on the boundary
just a single so that should be game over. 19 needed off 4
4 off the first ball. 20 off 5 needed
10:06pm Wed 15 Aug 12
'Confusion as Brown hits the stumps at the strikers end but the batsman had not left his ground. If he';d gone to the bowlers end it would definitely have been out' It definitely was!
WICKET. Piolet big swipe, misses, lbw Liddle. 170-9
170-8 off 38. 30 needed off 12 balls. Liddle to bowl
WICKET. Best skies one and Brown does well to make up the ground and take the catch. 167-8 off 37.3
Confusion as Brown hits the stumps at the strikers end but the batsman had not left his ground. If he';d gone to the bowlers end it would definitely have been out
9:28pm Wed 15 Aug 12
Do you like Beer? WAT Beer? Yes!
9:25pm Wed 15 Aug 12
'Bears 113-5 and Sussex are favourites to win this now' oooh Steve!
WICKET. Barker takes a big swipe and is bowled by Nash. Bears were starting to threaten again so perfect time to get a new man in. Best at the crease now. Bears 166-7 off 37.
That's Beer bowled out. 3-27 from his 8 overs. Bears 158-6 off 36 so need 42 off 24 balls
Beer back on
Bears 152-6 off 35. 48 needed off 5. Going to be an exciting finish I think.
Another six from Piolet off Amjad straight down the ground. Get the spinners back on. Bears 138-6 off 33.1
Big six from Piolet off Liddle. Warwickshire not going down without a fight
Amjad returns to the attack. 117-6 after 31 overs
Batting powerplay taken. Liddle to bowl
I retract my earlier comment about it possibly being a mistake to leave out Monty. Beer hasn't done too bad has he? 115-6 after 30 overs so 85 needed off 10
WICKET. They're dropping like flies. Maddy goes back and tries to cut but the ball from Beer keeps a bit low and he plays on. Made 12 and Bears are now 114-6. Last 4 wickets gone for 26 runs. Piolet new man
Barker new man in
WICKET. Big one too as Clarke goes for just four. Drove powerfully at a half-volley from Nash but straight to Joyce at extra cover who takes a good catch at head height. Bears 113-5 and Sussex are favourites to win this now
Review for a run out but no where near out
Excellent start by Nash. Just 2 off the over. Bears 105-4 after 27. Means they need 95 off 13 so more than 7 an over
Nash on to bowl from sea end now
WICKET. Troughton goes. that was good work from Brown and sloppy batting to be honest. Never slid his foot back enough. Made 30. Bears 101-4. Clarke new man in.
Review for a stumping....
Sujssex were 121-5 at this stage compared to 100-3. Beer to continue
100 up off 24.4 overs. Sussex reached it in the 21st over but they had more wickets down
Another tight over from Beer with 3 off it. Bears 94-3 off 24. Getting more interesting this
New man is Maddy
WICKET. Lovely ball from Beer which pitches and leaves Ambrose who feathers it behind. Made 21. Bears 88-3 after 21.3. Mmmmmm...
Not a good over there from Liddle. Consecutive fours takes the score on to 81-2 after 19
Beer on at the top end now.
8:34pm Wed 15 Aug 12
bruce beckett says
Troughton, Ambrose and Maddy represent a rock solid middle order. If we can shift these guys before one of them really gets going we have an outside chance of winning.
Liddle into the attack now. Another wicket or two and this could get very interesting.
Another good over from Yardy who finishes with 0-23 from his 8 overs. Siussex applying the squeeze a bit. Warwicks 56-2 from 15
WICKET. Evans attempts to pull a shortish ball from Amjad which doesn't get up too as much as expected and is bowled. Made 22. Warwicks 52-2. New man Ambrose
Bears moving along too easily for Sussex's liking. 45-1 after 12.
Just 2 off that over then and a wicket. Just what Sussex needed. Change of bowling at the cromwell rd end with Amjad replacing Wernars
7:58pm Wed 15 Aug 12
Good start by Yardy but was hoping to see Liddle and Khan doing what Wright did at the start for them.
WICKET. Porterfield turns for a risky second and is beaten by an excellent throw from Beer at long off and good work from Brown too. Gone for 20. Warwicks 31-1. Troughton new man.
Paddle for six from Porterfield. Warwicks 26-0 after 5.3 overs. Not the start Sussex wanted. Badly need a wicket or two
2 off Wernars first over so good start from Sussex
Wernars down the slope now
Yardy bowls a tidy first over. only 1 off it. If Sussex can build some pressure early on then it might force Warwicks to take some risks
7:13pm Wed 15 Aug 12
When asked the Warks. captain did say he would probably have batted first too.
2 off it so Sussex close on 199-9. Not a great effort and gave too many wickets away but at least they;ve given themselves a chance.
Liddle in but there crossed so Wernars facing
WICKET. Amjad loops a catch to midwicket. 197-9 with 3 balls to go
Think Sussex might have made a mistake with the decision to bat first. Was very overcast earlier and there had been a bit of rain earlier in the day but now it is beautiful out there
7:00pm Wed 15 Aug 12
bruce beckett says
Nowhere near enough runs to challenge a team of Warwickshire's calibre ... unless, of course, conditions become more challenging under the lights. Sounds as though it's a pretty good strip though; we've just given too many wickets away.
6:59pm Wed 15 Aug 12
We've picked out the fielders remarkably well today!
Sussex 195-8 with 1 to go
Amjad upper cuts for 4
Yep. Close though
Review for a run out on Wernars. Think he's just made it
Poor final over of the PP. Sussex are 186-8 with 2 to go. Scored 25 from the 4 overs of PP - 12 from the first. Can they get to 200?
No reprieve for Beer so Amjad is the new man.
Bit of confusion. Umpires are checking whether the catch was taken cleanly. Replays aer inconclusive so Beer might be recalled here
WICKET. Beer goes to a stunning catch from Evans who throws himself full length at backward point to grab the ball. Sussex 185-8
Only 5 off that over so Sussex are 184-7 with 3 to go. One over left of the powerplay. Need some big hits
4 oves to go. Sussex 179-7. Getting to 200 at least is vital if Sussex are going to have a sniff
WICKET. Yardy tries to smash Barker down the ground but only picks out the man at mid on. Made 61 valuable runs. Sussex 179-7. Beer is new man
Barker chucks in a full toss and Yardy pulls it to the boundary. Vital runs these
3 in 4 balls now as he guides a thick edge behind point
And another 4 as Wernars steps back and slaps Wright through the covers. Not pretty but effective.
A boundary at last as Wernars slices Wright past the two fielders at point
Sussex have taken the batting powerplay. Warwicks duly bring Wright back into the attack
Barker back on to bowl
7 overs to go. Sussex are 157-6. 200 is looking a good score at the moment but is probably a little below par
DROP. Would have been a stunner as Wright tips a powerful cover drive from Wernars over the bar
Hodd had a decent run in the team last season but didn't make enough runs. Then Sussex decided that Brown was the way forward and have opted to stick with him through thick and thin to give him confidence. He's done okay but nothing special. Not sure Hodd has pushed his claims with a mountain of runs in the seconds.
6:26pm Wed 15 Aug 12
We've not had much luck with 4 matches rained off when we on a roll. It's frustrating the way the season is structured, play well in one format and it's all change to another format, then again, then again, not easy for the players I would think.
6:24pm Wed 15 Aug 12
bruce beckett says
What a shambles. Still don't understand why Sussex have placed so much faith in Brown to the extent that they were unwilling to give Hodd a single game. Has Hodd's stock dropped that much, Steve, or was there a falling out with Robbo?
77 balls and 4x4 for Yardy's half century
50 for Yardy as he runs a single of Piolet. Grinding it out and keeping Sussex in with a shout
Yardy moves on to 49. Really need him to stay there if Sussex are to get to around 210-220 and give themselves a target to defend. Sussex 147-6 after 30.5
WICKET. Brown goes. Another awful wicket to lose. Never a single there. Yardy involved in another run out but not sure he can be blamed for that one. Sussex 129-6. Wernars in
Brown goes for a quick single and they've gone for a review. Looks out to me
Piolet back on after Patel finished his spell. Sussex 125-5 after 25 and in more than a spot of bother
WICKET. Frustration gets the better of Gatting as he tries to slog Patel and is caught on the midwicket boundary. Poor decision making as that was Patel's final ball. Sussex 121-5. Brown in
Wright was injured for the Derbyshire match and Styris is currently playing in the Sri Lankan Premier League. Back on Tuesday to prepare for finals day
5:57pm Wed 15 Aug 12
bruce beckett says
One month we're invincible in one-day cricket and rubbish in the Championship, the next we're brilliant at the four-day stuff but lose to Derbyshire in the CB40. What's going on? By the way, was Wright injured for that match and is Styris not available for this format?
Slow bowlers making it tough for Sussex to score. Might have been a mistake to leave out Monty tonight
100 up in the 20th over. 200+ is looking a way off at the moment. Need Yardy to anchor things and others to play around him
WICKET. Goodwin goes. Another soft dismissal too. Played across the line to a faster ball from Patel and is bowled for 36. Sussex 96-4. Gatting new man
Best replaces Piolet at the sea end now. More spin
50 partnership now. Good work from these two but they need to stay there for a while longer yet if Sussex are to get 250+. Sussex 90-3 after 17
Yardy takes an ugly swipe at Piolet and Ambrose whips off the bails. For a moment I thought he was stumped but he just kept his back foot in.
That's a ridiculous thing for them to say. Just gobbled another of Sky's biscuits in the press centre to show my disgust! Sussex 73-3 after 15
5:21pm Wed 15 Aug 12
The commentators were saying that maybe taking over the captaincy was effecting Joyce's batting, it hasn't done him any harm in the championship!
Sussex 53-3 after 10 overs. All about consolidation at the moment but can'tr afford to be too negative either. Tough balance to get right
Piolet into the attack now. Sussex 51-3 after 9
Yardy times one through the covers for 4. Sussex 45-3 after 8 over powerplay
That's more like it. Lovely cover drive from Goodwin for 4. Crucial he stays there you have got to think
5:04pm Wed 15 Aug 12
I'm afraid it was predictable that Wright would go soon after Nash.
WICKET. Oh dear. Joyce goes. Brilliant ball from Wright. Digs it in and Joyce couldn't get the gloves out of the way as he tried to fend it off. He made 12 and Sussex have gone from 25-0 to 34-3. Yardy new man
WICKET. Wright goes second ball. Pulled a short ball from his namesake but didn't get hold of it and offered a simple catch to Maddy at square leg. Duck for Wright. Sussex 25-2 and Goodwin new man in
Luke Wright is the new man in.
WICKET. Nash chases one which is wide outside off stump from Wright and is caught behind. Shame as he played well for his 16. Sussex 25-1
Lovely drive straight down the ground by Nash for 4. Went along the ground all the way. Nash then punches Barker through the covers all the way to the boundary. Sussex 24-0 after 4
First six of the night as Nash makes the most of a free hit to pull Barker into the flats on the Palmeira Avenue side of the ground. 11-0 after 2
Just that single off the first over. Baraker to bowl up the hill now
Chris Wright opens the bowling and Nash gets Sussex away with a single off the first ball
Nash and Joyce stride to the wicket. Might be a bit of juice in it for the bowlers as it's been raining today and the covers have been on. Will be interesting to see what happens. Need to bat better than they did at Derby
Beer plays instead of Panesar for Sussex. Wernars keeps his place in the side. Clarke plays for Warwickshire but is not fit to bowl.
Sussex: Nash, Joyce, Goodwin, Yardy, Gatting, Brown, Wright, Wernars, Khan, Liddle, Beer.
Warwickshire: Porterfield, Clarke, Troughton, Ambrose, Maddy, Evans, Piolet, Barker, Best, Patel, Wright.
4:04pm Wed 15 Aug 12
Good luck Sussex and if realryfish visits this site as I am sure he will would jut like to remind him that Yardy got run out yet against Derbyshire in last CB40 match and was not due to 'aggresive' batting lol,lets hope it does not happen again today as its a must win game and hope weather does not play a part.
Sussex are goign to have a bat.
Looks like Sussex have won the toss. Expect they will bowl but not confirmed yet
Hello and welcome to Hove for what is a must-win game for Sussex. Has rained here today but the weather is okay now and we look good to start on time (4.40pm). Toss coming up soon